What Happened on February 5, 1968

Historical Events

  • A fishing trawler from Hull sinks off the coast of Iceland
  • KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Skater Kees Verkerk wins olympic gold in the 1500m
1968 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Barron, American singer & songwriter (Spin Doctors), born in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • Eyþór Guðjónsson, Icelandic actor, born in Iceland
  • Marcus Grönholm, Finnish rally driver, born in Kauniainen, Finland
  • Nir Kabaretti, Israeli conductor, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Regina Rajchitova, Czech tennis star, born in Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
  • Roberto Alomar, Puerto Rican Baseball HOF infielder (World Series 1992, 93 Toronto Blue Jays; 12 x MLB All Star; 10 x Gold Glove Award), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • Will Furrer, American football quarterback (Chicago Bears, Houston Oilers), born in Danville, Pennsylvania
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • (Charles Luckyth) "Luckey" Roberts, stride pianist and composer, dies at 80-ish [various sources dispute birth year, 1887 to 1895] [1]

About February 5, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love Is Blue (L'amour Est Bleu) - Paul Mauriat And His Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: Everlasting Love - Love Affair